Meet Molly
Meet Molly

My faithful companion on mini adventures 

 Tourists Looking at the view from Monsal Head in Derbyshire

Tourists Looking at the view from Monsal Head in Derbyshire

Waterfall
Waterfall

Goyt Valley Derbyshire, a magical place in the heart of the Peak District

A Break in the Sky
A Break in the Sky
Harborough Rocks, Derbyshire
Harborough Rocks, Derbyshire

Harborough is a cliff popular with climbers and tucked away in the southern Peak District of Derbyshire and made from heavily pocketed and solid dolomitic limestone.

The 'Harbour' was a settlement in the pre-history era and some say it was a fort or fortified settlement. It is found on the Derbyshire Portway (port/carry) long distance walk, which runs from Hemlock Stone near Bramcote in Nottinghamshire and cuts through Little Eaton, Derbyshire and all the way up to Mam Tor, Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District.

During the stone age, they walked the route from the Hemlock stone to collect stone from Mam Tor to make stone axes from the harder rock, a 56-mile walk, each way.

Two Faced Troll (deceased)
Two Faced Troll (deceased)

Looking at huge rocks on the moor does make me wonder what it was like for prehistoric mankind and did they sit on these rocks like the tourists and walkers do today?

St Peter's Park, Little Eaton, Derbyshire
St Peter's Park, Little Eaton, Derbyshire
Black Rocks, Derbyshire
Black Rocks, Derbyshire

famous in the climbing community and graffitied by idiots

A Gulls View
A Gulls View

A gull watches the sea at Filey, East Coast, Yorkshire

Life on a Beach!
Life on a Beach!
Bleaklow Moor
Bleaklow Moor

Bleaklow is a high, largely peat covered, gritstone moorland, just north of Kinder Scout and crossed by the Snake Pass, in the Derbyshire High Peak.

The Gritstone spine that stretches through the Dark Peak (and White Peak) areas originates at the back of St Peter's Church in Little Eaton, Derbyshire, running along the Pennine Way and finishes in Scotland.

Much of it is nearly 2,000 feet above sea level and the shallow bowl of Swains Greave on its eastern side is the source of the River Derwent that flows down the valley and joins the river Trent. 

A section of the Derwent river forms the boundary of Little Eaton Parish. Many locals regard the 'Peak District' starting in Little Eaton and dimiss the official park boundry

Mam Tor - Derbyshire
Mam Tor - Derbyshire

The destination for the Derbyshire Portway and known as the 'shivering mountain' due to the crumbling rock and shale

On the top of the hill was a large Iron Age fort, and the fortifications can still be seen. However, the site was almost certainly occupied long before this. The trig point on the summit of the hill is placed on top of a tumulus which probably dates from the Bronze Age, and a bronze axehead has also been found here.

Unfortunately, the tumulus is now hard to make out because erosion has forced the National Trust, who own the hill and the nearby Winnats Pass, to pave the summit area.

Snake Pass
Snake Pass

Road signs on the Snake Pass in Derbyshire during rain.

The Sanke Pass is normally the first road to be closed in bad weather, especially snow

 Enjoying the sun at Monsal Head, Derbyshire

Enjoying the sun at Monsal Head, Derbyshire

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 Tourists Looking at the view from Monsal Head in Derbyshire

Tourists Looking at the view from Monsal Head in Derbyshire

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Goyt Valley
Goyt Valley

Peak District, Derbyshire

Meet Molly
 Tourists Looking at the view from Monsal Head in Derbyshire
Waterfall
A Break in the Sky
Harborough Rocks, Derbyshire
Two Faced Troll (deceased)
St Peter's Park, Little Eaton, Derbyshire
Black Rocks, Derbyshire
A Gulls View
Life on a Beach!
Bleaklow Moor
Mam Tor - Derbyshire
Snake Pass
 Enjoying the sun at Monsal Head, Derbyshire
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 Tourists Looking at the view from Monsal Head in Derbyshire
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Goyt Valley
Meet Molly

My faithful companion on mini adventures 

Tourists Looking at the view from Monsal Head in Derbyshire

Waterfall

Goyt Valley Derbyshire, a magical place in the heart of the Peak District

A Break in the Sky
Harborough Rocks, Derbyshire

Harborough is a cliff popular with climbers and tucked away in the southern Peak District of Derbyshire and made from heavily pocketed and solid dolomitic limestone.

The 'Harbour' was a settlement in the pre-history era and some say it was a fort or fortified settlement. It is found on the Derbyshire Portway (port/carry) long distance walk, which runs from Hemlock Stone near Bramcote in Nottinghamshire and cuts through Little Eaton, Derbyshire and all the way up to Mam Tor, Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District.

During the stone age, they walked the route from the Hemlock stone to collect stone from Mam Tor to make stone axes from the harder rock, a 56-mile walk, each way.

Two Faced Troll (deceased)

Looking at huge rocks on the moor does make me wonder what it was like for prehistoric mankind and did they sit on these rocks like the tourists and walkers do today?

St Peter's Park, Little Eaton, Derbyshire
Black Rocks, Derbyshire

famous in the climbing community and graffitied by idiots

A Gulls View

A gull watches the sea at Filey, East Coast, Yorkshire

Life on a Beach!
Bleaklow Moor

Bleaklow is a high, largely peat covered, gritstone moorland, just north of Kinder Scout and crossed by the Snake Pass, in the Derbyshire High Peak.

The Gritstone spine that stretches through the Dark Peak (and White Peak) areas originates at the back of St Peter's Church in Little Eaton, Derbyshire, running along the Pennine Way and finishes in Scotland.

Much of it is nearly 2,000 feet above sea level and the shallow bowl of Swains Greave on its eastern side is the source of the River Derwent that flows down the valley and joins the river Trent. 

A section of the Derwent river forms the boundary of Little Eaton Parish. Many locals regard the 'Peak District' starting in Little Eaton and dimiss the official park boundry

Mam Tor - Derbyshire

The destination for the Derbyshire Portway and known as the 'shivering mountain' due to the crumbling rock and shale

On the top of the hill was a large Iron Age fort, and the fortifications can still be seen. However, the site was almost certainly occupied long before this. The trig point on the summit of the hill is placed on top of a tumulus which probably dates from the Bronze Age, and a bronze axehead has also been found here.

Unfortunately, the tumulus is now hard to make out because erosion has forced the National Trust, who own the hill and the nearby Winnats Pass, to pave the summit area.

Snake Pass

Road signs on the Snake Pass in Derbyshire during rain.

The Sanke Pass is normally the first road to be closed in bad weather, especially snow

Enjoying the sun at Monsal Head, Derbyshire

Tourists Looking at the view from Monsal Head in Derbyshire

Goyt Valley

Peak District, Derbyshire

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